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F-35 Program - General Discussion

Discussion in 'Air Force & Aviation' started by OPSSG, Apr 7, 2013.

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  1. John Fedup

    John Fedup Well-Known Member

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    Given the cost to upgrade earlier additions of the F-35, and if the UK were to decide to go with an all "B" fleet, used F-35As may be appealing to some nations. I think political opposition on buying used F-35As for Canada from the UK would be immense given the Upholder purchase. Combine that with the eventual public awakening of what a complete waste of money the purchase of well used classic Hornets is, I'd say it's either new F-35As or new something else. Must admit the flexibility of the "B" is very appealing, especially now that price has descended from the the stratosphere.:D
     
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    Haha. By the time the RCAF get their Lightnings I suspect they'll be fitted with warp drives and photon torpedoes...
     
  3. Todjaeger

    Todjaeger Potstirrer

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    Oh please, not going to happen. Now a hyperdrive, astromech droid and proton torpedoes OTOH...
     
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    Well it would beat the hell out of clapped out Aussie bugs! (Sorry Canuks - low hanging fruit...) :D ;)
     
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    Actually the replacement program will see Warp drive obsoleted by the new drive technology seen in the new Star Trek “Discovery” series, the name which escapes me at the moment. Anyways back on topic, we can always beat up Canadian procurement on the RCAF or RCN threads.:D
     
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  6. SpazSinbad

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    Nope. RAAF is Australia. RN/RAF for the moment AFAIK have still officially willing to buy all F-35Bs as originally intended although there is the usual CRAB JABBER about something different - just because they are CRABs (spoiling in the sun).